Lorraine M. Rusch, PhD, RN
Lorraine M. Rusch, PhD, RN

Lorraine M. Rusch, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
College of Nursing

Academic Appointments

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD in Nursing, 2010: Villanova University, College of Nursing Philadelphia, PA
  • MSN, 2004: Pacific Lutheran University, School of Nursing, Tacoma, WA
  • BSN, 1997: Creighton University, School of Nursing, Omaha, NE

Certifications

Certified Nurse Educator 2010-2015; Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 2006-2011;

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Kalkowski, Julie, Packard, Kathleen, White, Nicole, Ryan-Haddad, Ann, Furze, Jennifer, Rusch, Lorraine, Flecky, Kathleen, Black, Lisa, Cochran, Teresa, Stricklett, Kate M. Impact of a Financial Success Education Program on Quality of Life and Health in Single, Low-Income Mothers, Journal of Womens Health, 22, 32-33, 2013

Presentations

  • Rusch, L. M., Oertwich, A., Schoening, A.M., Hercinger, M., Manz, J., & McCafferty, K. (November, 2015). Quantitative Outcomes of the DEU Clinical Teaching Model. Podium presentation, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, BSN Education Conference, Orlando, FL, 2015
  • Empowering Homeless Individuals through an Interprofessional Campus-to-Community Engagement. Podium presentation, Collaborating Across Borders V, Roanoke, VA, 2015
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M., Oertwich, P. A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., Manz. J., & McCafferty, K. (May 2015). Preceptor Perceptions of Student Readiness for Preceptorship: Comparison of Two Clinical Models. Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter Research Day. Omaha, NE., 2015
  • POSTER: Kalkowski J, White N, Packard K., Ryan-Haddad A, Furze J, Flecky K, Rusch L. M, Black L, Martens-Stricklett K, Qi Y. (March 2015) Health Effects of Financial Education in Single, Low-Income Women. Poster, Eighth Health Disparities Conference. New Orleans, LA., 2015
  • POSTER: Packard KA, Kalkowski J, White N, Ryan-Haddad A, Furze J, Flecky K, Rusch L. M, Black L, Martens-Stricklett K, Qi Y. (June 2014) A novel financial education program in single women of low-income and their children. Poster, All Together Better Health VII International Conference. Pittsburgh, PA., 2014
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M. (April 2014) Promoting Clinical Reasoning and Decision Making in Clinical Learning Experiences. Poster Presentation, ATI National Nurse Educator Summit. Orlando, FL, 2014
  • Rusch, L. M., Schoening, A.M., Slone, C., Shirley, N. (March 2014) Dedicated Education Unit: Creating New Learning Environments. Podium Presentation, Educational Learning Environments: Enhancing Student Skills and Successes. Creighton University, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment., 2014
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M., Matthews, M., Pulverenti, S., Johnson, R. (May 2013). Obesity and Self-Efficacy in Low-Income Women in Omaha, Nebraska. Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter Research Day. Omaha, NE, 2013
  • Rusch, L. M., Flecky, K., Doll, J. (April 2013) Conversations on Student Learning with Others: Interprofessional Community Engagement. Invited Panelist, Creighton University, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment, 2013
  • POSTER: Rusch, L. M., Todd, M., Oertwich, P. A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., & Manz. J. (October 2012). External Evaluation of Curriculum: Preceptor Perceptions of Students’ Readiness for Practice. Poster Presentation 39th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Philadelphia, PA., 2012
  • POSTER: Schoening, A.M., Rusch, L.M., & Johnson, S. (May 2012) Nursing Practices Related to Central Venous Line Occlusions in a Pediatric Population. Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter Research Day. Omaha, NE, 2012
  • Schoening, A.M., Rusch, L.M., & Johnson, S. (April 2012). Nursing Practices Related to Central Venous Line Occlusions in a Pediatric Population. Poster Presentation, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Research Day. Omaha, NE., 2012
  • Gillespie N, Packard KA, Kalkowski J, Ryan Haddad A, Furze J, Rusch L, Black L, Cochran T, Flecky K, Martens-Stricklett K, Milloshi R, Qi Y. (February, 2012) Cardiovascular risk factors of women and children in an urban financial education program. Preventive Medicine Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL., 2012
  • Rusch, L. M. (2011). Exploring Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Experiences with Clinical Preparation, Clinical Reasoning, and Decision Making. Poster Presentations: Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) Conference, 2011
  • Rusch, L. M., Todd, M., Oertwich, P. A., Woods, S., Hercinger, M., & Manz. J. (October 2011). Preceptor Perceptions of Student Readiness for Preceptorship: Innovations in Curriculum Evaluation. Poster Presentation, 38th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development. Baltimore, MD, 2011
  • Rusch, L. M. (May 2011). Exploring Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Experiences with Clinical Preparation, Clinical Reasoning, and Decision Making. Podium Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Tau Chapter, Research Day. Omaha, NE, 2011
  • Rusch L. M. (2011) Multiple Choice Exam Item Writing. Faculty Development In-services, Creighton SON (CEUs), 2011
  • PODIUM; Rusch, L. M. & Hercinger, M. (2008). Enhancing Patient Education with Informatics: An Internet Health Information Analysis Project. Podium Presentation, 35th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development in Kansas City, MO. October., 2008
  • POSTER: Hercinger, M. & Rusch, L. M. (October 2008). Educating Beyond the Clinical Setting: A Care Management Focus. Poster Presentation. 35th Annual Professional Nurse Educators Group National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development (PNEG) in Kansas City, MO, 2008
  • A Tool for Planning Effective Clinical Conferences. Podium presentation, International Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies. Breckenridge, CO., 2007

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Nursing Education: Development of and Assessment of Clinical Reasoning & Decision Making Interprofessional Health Education; Adult Cardiac Health

Current Research Projects

  • Student Readiness for Preceptorship; Dedicated Education Unit Teaching Model; Palliative Care and Simulation;

Grant Funding Received

  • Packard KA, Kalkowski J, Ryan Haddad A, Furze J, Rusch L. M., Black L, Cochran T, Flecky K, Martens-Stricklett K, Milloshi R, Qi Y.
  • Development of Palliative Care Competence Using Simulation in Undergraduate Nursing Students Kirkpatrick, M., McCandless, M., Rusch, L., Wichman, C.
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Exploring Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Experiences with Clinical Preparation, Clinical Reasoning, and Decision Making. Villanova University College of Nursing
  • Rusch, L. M., Schoening, A. M., Slone, C., Shirley, N. Dedicated Education Unit: Creating New Learning Environments. Creighton University, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment
  • Cochran T., Black L., Ryan-Haddad A., Flecky K, Gale JR, Rusch L. M., Martens Stricklett K, Conneally J. Developing a Comprehensive Wellness Program with Older Adults: A Community-Campus Partnership. LeadingAge Innovations Fund

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 Positive Image of Nursing Award, Nebraska Nurses Association , 2014
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Pacific Lutheran University, 2014
  • Teaching Excellence Award for Undergraduate Classroom Instruction, Creighton University College of Nursing, 2013
  • “40 Under 40” Nebraska Nursing Leaders, Nebraska Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing, 2012
  • 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Nursing Education Research Section, 2012
  • John P. Schlegel, SJ, Diversity Award for Excellence & Innovation, Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service & Education (OISSE) , 2011
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty, Creighton University College of Nursing, 2010
  • Winifred J. Ellenchild Pinch Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Tau Chapter , 2010
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Villanova University , 2010
  • Doctoral Student Moderator, National League for Nursing, 2009
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty, Creighton University College of Nursing, 2008
  • Tyler Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Pacific Lutheran University, 2003